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blake and i were in india recently and the indians are a major factor in the region. they're the dominant power. improveb -- improving u.s.-indian relations ha been a continual goal of the last three u.s.strations, all which i think have been successful in that regard, starting with president clinton's trip in 2000. i will keep the indians fully informed and i have an indian counterpart who i keep fully informed in india. >> ok. going to open it up. [unaudible question] >> i'm not going to stand so i don't block the cameras. >> please identify yourself. >> martha raddatz from abc news. ambassador holebook i know you want to talk about the civilian side of this. >> but you don't? >> but the security is so intergind. tell me how that is affecting what you're trying to do, what kind of a hindrance that is, what hads to happen in order for you to succeed and as part of that i want to sigh that a lot of people i talk to, civilians in afghanistan complain that they really can't go outside the wire in certain areas because of the security. >> you mean the americans? >> yes. >> le
-- question was on the geography between pakistan and india. is it critical that the united states try to play a role? that's on really problematic with respect to the indians in terms of defusing tensions between india and pakistan. is that outside 9 postal -- the portfolio of this group? >> it is outside the portfolio of my job. on the other hand, i am in constant touch with the indians. i met with the indians continually. the new ambassador in washington and i have had dinner recently and she and i are in close touch. i go to indio whenever the schedule permits. i stress we're completely transparent. the secretary of state and my close colleague assistant secretary for south asia, central asian affairs bob blake and i were in india recently and the indians are a major factor in the region. they're the dominant power. improveb -- improving u.s.-indian relations ha been a continual goal of the last three u.s.strations, all which i think have been successful in that regard, starting with president clinton's trip in 2000. i will keep the indians fully informed and i have an indian counterpart w
, israel, india and pakistan, they are not bound by the treaty, but iran is. iran violated that treaty in approximate a series of approximate a series of differen iran has been sanctioned by the united nations for those violations. the sanctions are too weak to cause a change in iran's behavior, but at least it it demonstrates iran has violated the treaty responsibilities. the fact is that while iran has the right to develop electricity from nuclear power plants, they are flaring their natural gas they could generate electricity for a couple kilo watt. >> host: why are they? >> guest: they have no way to export it, liquiified natural gas plant to markets. >> host: back to afghanistan, full page, photograph for afghans, a new test of democracy, their presidential election. their elections are coming up in 10 days, i believe august 20th. what are your hopes for the election? >> guest: a fair and free election would be outstanding step toward building afghanistan as a state. i can't tell you that i'd vote for this candidate or that can d candidate? >> host: is karz ai the best candid
medicine. last week after working for years only with the generic drug companies principally in india and south africa, we announced our first big agreement with a large pharmaceutical company, pfizer, the biggest of all, has agreed to work with us to cut the price by 60% of the only drug we know that is affected at treating tubular chlorosis with people who have had aids for a long time. in other cases, all this medicine almost makes the conditions were spread half a million people die from this disease who have aids. the interactions of the madison and the t.b. medicine is often not good. the fact that they were willing to cut the price 60% will save a couple hundred thousand lives a year within two years. that is answering the how question. we tried to do the same thing in climate change where we are working with 40 cities around the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by retrofitting public housing, or big public buildings, or changing the street lights, or putting in new led streetlights in los angeles, or making ports more efficient, are working on better public transportat
they looked at the impact of a flood in countries like india and and parts of asia, and neighboring countries. guest: if you think about water as are most of will and life support system and the vehicle through which we will feel the impact of climate change, weather drought or desertification, floods, rising sea levels, melting glaciers, seasonality of rivers creag before they ran year round. all of that is absolutely going to change the world as we know it. host: with we'll get to your phone calls. we have folks waiting. i did want to give folks a look at what's blue august is about. >> the ocean needs our help. time is running out. >> people have heard about global warming for years but it is only the past five years that experts really understood that carbon dioxide is causing problems for the oceans as well. what is worrisome it has not been on the radar. >> in a few decades it will profoundly altered oceans chemistry, rapidly making the water more acidic. >> scientists have demonstrated that if we continue to pollute as we are now, the ocean as said it will double by the end of the cent
not expect is a person who is not literate coming from india and trying to do medical, but you expect someone to a college in india that they can't afford to treat and being able to buy a ticket. that would be more of a phenomenon against the most educated -- i amongst the most educated. that would be another example. there are about 400,000 births comprising about one out of every 10 births in the u.s.. what percentage of people who are women, who arrived pregnant? -- what percentage of people or women who arrived pregnant? it is hard to get a handle on how big that is potentially. as robert pointed out, if you do not verify, which is what this new bill considers, that could grow much larger. >> i would consider the precedents for medical tourism to be quite strong indeed. in the 1980's and 1990's, we allowed elderly immigrants to come and then get on your program called supplemental security income. in fact, elderly immigrants coming to the u.s. to retire on this welfare program, it was the fastest growing element in u.s. welfare. it was absolutely unprecedented. what we found, and we had t
%. there will be a mass exodus of our manufacturing in this nation. they can go to india and china and have lower wages, lower costs. what is going to keep them here. >> you have raised to a very important questions. -- two very important questions. on cap and trade, the house of representatives have passed a bill that has a lot of problems. we have not gotten a bill in the senate. we understand the kinds of concerns you have raised. we're going to take them up and see to it that we do not have the consequences of exporting jobs or imposing a great tax. you raise a question of employee choice. that bill is in the process of being negotiated. there will not be a time line which will be so fast that people will not have an opportunity to understand what the issue is. you comment about the secret ballot, and i think we have to maintain a secret ballot, which you agree with. we're trying to work through the other facets of it on arbitration, but bearing in mind the concerns and worries that you have raised. no. 24. who has 24? yes, sir? don shapiro in 1997, i was diagnosed with a thyroid condition that put
, after working for years only with the generic drug -- a drug companies in india and south africa, we announced our first agreement with a large pharmaceutical company, pfizer who have agreed to work well us to cut the price by 60% of the only drug we know that is effective in treating tuberculosis in people who have had aids for a long time. in other cases, all this medicine almost makes the conditions worse. half a million people a real died of tuberculosis who have aids. the interactions of the madison and the tb medicine are disastrous, especially if they have advanced cases. the fact that they were willing to come with me and cut the price of this 60% will save a couple of thousand -- a couple of hundred thousand lives a year in a few years. that answers how much money you do or don't have and make it go as far as possible. we tried to do the same thing in climate change where we are working with 40 cities around the world to produce greenhouse gas -- -- to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or changing the street lights or putting in led street lights in los angeles or making the p
china and india refuse to do the same. i do not agree with a government takeover of health care that would force millions of americans off their current health care, drive health care costs even higher for families, ration care, restrict access to the latest cures and treatments, and put health care decisions in the hands of government bureaucrats rather than doctors and patients. but i do agree that the country is tired of partisanship infecting every debate. the country is tired of actions by a congress becoming a political battle. and so while i do not follow the hypocrisy of many of my democratic colleagues who refuse to -- refused to support justice roberts and alito because they disagreed with their judicial philosophy and now suggest that republicans not do the same. i respect and agree with the legal reasoning of my colleagues who will vote "no." but i will follow the direction of the past and my hope for the future with less polarization, less confrontation, less partisanship. my friends in the party can be assured that i will work as hard as anybody to ensure that the
-dominated, politician-defying, bureaucratically-controlled mess that has no capacity to compete with china and india in had the next generation. the decisions we make this year, next year, the year after are unbelievably important. your help this sumener making sure that everyone you know calls your congressman and your senators to tell them not to pass a giant energy tax that will crush the economy and not to pass a giant government-run health program that will crush the economy. this summer you have a chance to help change history. your help over the next year in winning the argument on your campus, winning the campus in talk radio, winning in letters to the editor, going to town hall meetings, arranging for debates on key topics, setting the stage for 2010 election, which sends a signal, we want america to get back on the right track and setting the stage for 2012 election where we end up having as with jimmy carter, ensure liberalism is a one-term experience, that is the key to being successful over the next generation. let me if i could take questions. [ applause ] >> yes, ma'am? [question ina
of the dangers of war between india and tack stan. should we have to walk away from afghanistan is cat strof yik. the american public has to be told that. because that's necessary for us to be able, that's the amount of time we are going to take. there is in the current administration. we are seeing progress bp not just war by afghan life. the judiciary system, even religion, every mosque preaches propaganda to the enemy. it is so important to put the two policies together. the focus on protecting the population and throwing back the air strike extremely important. we were at risk of losing suppose mortgage we have to give that strategy time to work. one to two year statements you'd like to pick up. coming to the point where they are going to lay down their arms. let's open to the audience for questions. >> you talked about the strategy. is it coherence, reactive, proactive, could you talk about that. i think they are pretty good with that. they are also looking to cause the international military forces to overreact there by creating civilian activities. those are things that they do on a regul
is to say european union, china, japan, maybe in the future brazil, india and so on -- as long as they are not on the ft a-list and the fta program is marginal, then you have the doha round centraltrality o agriculture to it is very important to poor countries and i think ranchers and farmers have the right to say their industry is more limited and restricted by foreign barriers. agriculture is 8 to 10 american exports. it's not going to grow even if there was an successful doha round. if the administration goes to the public and says we want to make a big push for doha at least as it is and for these three ftas, the public will say the president is a smart guy, i can trust him, it's got not much to do with me. and given that trade is a disadvicive and difficulty in the party, if the administration will push trade and spend political capital on it it needs to have a somewhat different agenda that will do more for america as anconomy and do more for our national security goals as a nation. and let me give, i think, three points from my paper that i would like to see.90 one is we
with china and india, that we'll be able to understand that american workers deserve better, and that this is about the beginning of the inclusion of all workers into that economy and all people and communities that deserve to be uplifted, that this will not be an uplifting of yachts, but an uplifting of boats. today is the sound and smell of sweet jus cities. finish pleasure -- justice. >> [inaudible] >> we're doing this together. let me first say that the green the block campaign is not just a campaign, it's a coalition. and so there are already a number of organizations that have signed on to it, so it's not just the hip-hop caucus or green for all doing this alone. how we're going to do this, as i said before, this is not a green jobs moment, it's a clean energy movement, and for us we have to convince our generation that this truly is our lunch counter moment for the 21st century. and we have to go out there and convince them that if we don't make a change now, nine years into the 21st century, there will not be a 22nd century. the time is now. and so with a sense of ur
the whole thing when music -- churchill may have read the whole thing when he was in india. [unintelligible] he is very right about a lot of things, too. it is splendid reading. and then burkeeveryone would lis book on their list, but i hope all of you have read and absorbed. if you have not, i encourage you to do so. the first time i came to washington and that started interacting with my fellow conservatives, i thought you must not have read this book. there is a party that was thrown by a famous person right now. he had a celebration the french revolution party, because it was a great show of libertarianism and democracy. i said you have got to be kidding. i thought it was crazy then and i think it is crazy now. it seems to be vital and crucial and true, things that people take the wrong way. the age of chivalry is gone. how many conservatives today actually have no problem with that? how many of us today would say -- the great thing about burke is that he is so [unintelligible] never more [unintelligible] it kept the spirit of an exalted freedom. who talks like that now? he also support
, and india, and brazil, as long as they are there, been the fta problem is marginal. and then you have done doha round, it essential to poor countries and i think american farmers and ranchers have a bad case that their industry is more restricted and limited by foreign trade and any other. but agriculture is 8% of american exports. it is not going to grow even if there is a successful doha round. igiven that trade is a dissident and difficult issue within the democratic party, i think that if the administration is going to make a big push for trade and spend capital on it, it has to have a different agenda that will do more for america as an economy and do more for our national security goals as a nation. let me give three points from my paper that i would like to say. one is, we need to look harder at ourselves and our own policies. they are not very good. if you look at the american system, we collect $25 million of tariffs every year. that comes from textiles and shoes and luggage. industries that employ very few people here by our of overwhelming importance to the exports of some very
. this is not a problem that is going on in canada. they're probably going to other countries like india or thailand for medical tourism. >> one of the many ads ot issue of health care. americans for prosperity took a look at the canadian system. we'll watch it, come back, and get your reaction. >> i survived a brain tumor. but if i had relied on my government, i would be dead. i'm a canadian citizen. and as i got worse, my government health care system told me i had to wait six months to see a specialist. in six months i would have died. >> some patients wait a year for vital surgeries. delays that can be deadly. >> many drugs and treatments are not available because government says patients aren't worth it. >> i'm here today because i was able to travel to the u.s. where i received world class treatment. government health care isn't the answer and it sure isn't free. >> now, washington wants to bring canadian style health care to the u.s. but government should never come between your family and your doctor. learn more at patients united >> my advice to americans, as patients it's your car
sweetheart and i will be going on a journey in november to vietnam and india and sri lanka because i want to among other things come and get more of an understanding of how we can start to feed more people and make them more healthy so that when you do coded visit them you are not looking a lot of the impoverished people. you were looking at people who could look back at you and say, what is it? so i have been very interested in this organization called heifer international. >> host: heifer? >> guest: heifer da capo. they have come up with an incredible thing in a catalog, the most important catalog he will ever receive and it is because you can order water buffalo, the cows, chickens, ducks, pigs, rabbits, all kinds of animals and you can arrange for them to be sent to people who don't have them, and then someone will go to them and teach them how to take care of them, how to get milk and make cheese and how to sell your profit and then, when your animal has a child, whatever, a calf or a pig, then you give that to your neighbor, give that to somebody else in the community. i am deeply c
in the united states but around the world, we are working in india and africana and other developing countries to train professionals. the combination of insurance coverage and trained professionals is going to be absolutely key. that we are going to get kids on the right trajectory and we need to look step-by-step throughout the life span, how we can continue to support people with autism to become the most productive citizens they can. >> thank you, interesting and helpful analysis of some of the options we should seriously consider. ms. boyd, you were seeking recognition and i was going to, you next. >> with the task force in mississippi because of our financial situation of many of our parents, early intervention programs, presently don't cover behavioral services. and a program that is out there federally, it needs to include behavioral services because many of these children are starting to be identified very early. i can anecdotally speak to the success of that, we were getting some therapy, i met catalina. her mother recognized signs and symptoms that eight months, began behavioral the
regions of india and will have higher percentage of voting. to give us some more perspective, specifically in those two provinces, what do you expect the voter turnout to become to give us a perspective on the south and east? > is difficult to predict exactly on the day and measure the number of people who have the confidence you can come forward -- who will have the confidence to come forward. certainly it stands to reason that those people living in areas that have been subject to the most recent security operations will probably fall in one camp or the other pretty readily. they will either relish the opportunity to take part in normal activities, or they might fear that the presence of troops to remove the threat of the insurgents is such that maybe they do not feel secure given that there has been a sense of engagement and activities involving troops and aircraft near the vicinity. i think it is important for them to take part in the activities and move out of their communities and take part in this process. i would think we're looking at and reports from our commanders down south wou
on time. i first want to acknowledge the presence of several special guests. the ambassador from india is here. and the vice chairman of the d.c. city council, councilman jack evans. and we have representatives from the embassies of australia, portland, austria, and russia, as well. now, let me begin this morning by introducing our special guest, dr. romer. as many of you may know, dr. romer is the chair of the council of the economic advisors. that position was enacted in 1946 when it was decided that the president of the united states needed some independent objective economic analysis and advice. and at the time that the chair was created in the late 1940's, it has had some of the most distinguished members of our
-based programs around the world like africa and india, to train professionals. comprehensive coverage and professionals is going to be absolutely key. we will get kids on the right trajectory, and we will look step-by-step throughout the life span how we can continue to support people with autism to become the most productive citizens they can. >> is a very interesting and helpful analysis of some of the options we should seriously consider. you were seeking recognition, and i wanted to call on the next. >> the task force looked at this in mississippi extensively because of our financial system -- financial situation. it is already a program that is out there federally. it needs to now include behavioral services, because many of these children are starting to be identified very early. i can speak to the success of that. as we were in san antonio this summer, i met a precious child named catalina. they began behavioral therapy after a year. the child is 4 years old now and is absolutely amazing. senators, u.s. never recognized that she was a child on the spectrum. -- senators, you wou
come a they have supported in many ways in afghanistan because pakistani's often felt that india is its existential threat, so if you support this group of people called the taliban who are fighters and you are going to do your bidding and you put them in afghanistan, it is a security blanket for you. but, that is changing and what you fs debat can they do this in pakistan is as old as war itself. this is carrillo war. it is reminiscent in some ways of the american revolutionary war. the same tactics were used in the united states civil war by different groups so yes, the answer is yes. yes sir, how about right here at the front table. >> what do you have to say about the current status of things in afghanistan, where the taliban, if i have got my groups right, seemed to be resurging and do you see an answer to this? do you think, obviously another 20,000 troops there? and, what might unfold or what you would hope to unfold? >> well, he wonders what is going on during the day in what might unfold. the power vacuum that ensued-- these guys, these couple of particular teams argonne from a
that from hawaii to the philippines to taiwan to china to korea to japan to india to malaysia. and world war ii was a very complex war. so we have started down the road of writing about it. and "pearl harbor" is ourirst effort in that direction. and we have one very specific change, and only one in "pearl harbor." the original japanese attack on pearl harbor iseld by admiral nagumo. and nagumo was a battleship admiral. he didn't believe in aviation attack. and the leader of that fleet waÑ yamaot who was a great gambler. he made money playing poker in the u.s. and in pces like monte carlo. whatf the japanese had convinced themselves that the most critica step on december 8th, which is the date in tokyo, december 7th in the u.s., was the rai at pearl harbor and there are yamamoto should have led it and what happened if he hadn aircraft admiral andho was aggressive and risk-taking lead the raid rather than a very cautious and conservative battleship admiral? and i think "pearl harbor" is a pretty goo description, both of the danger to democracies in lying to themselves about wt's happening and
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